Nothing will take us further from the truth of our heroes than slavish imitation. Their individuation task has already been accomplished. Our duty is to risk living our lives as fully as they have risked living their truths.
– Dr. James Hollis, Jungian analyst
A Message to graduates
One of our advisors has fully restored his Frank Lloyd Wright house. I've admired his design ideas for a long time. I interned at my town's planning department for a day as part of a high school Civics class because Frank had insired me to be an architect.
However, when I saw what planners actually do, I realized it was not for me. Still, my love of design led me to win a UNICEF art prize, landscape a rock star's yard, design the credits for a Hollywood film director, and appreciate the 'field' in my work.
My aim is to help you offer clients an experience similar to one you wold have entering our advisor's immaculately restored Frank Lloyd Wright house, "The house speaks directly to us in a primal way. Its truthfulness runs so deep that it touches some part of us far below the surface. It is not because the house is shockingly new that people respond to it, but because it is shocking and immediately familiar on a primal level."
OUR NEW EXPLORER MEMBERSHIP
An opportunity to connect with everyone!
Building on some early work from three of our community members, we are launching the first phase of our membership program. It starts October 1st and is complementary through the end of 2021 for everyone who registers. It enables you to stay connected with our broader community, and there is a monthly event just for graduates of our programs. It is part of our commitment to creating a global learning community and adapting our business to keep up with the emerging needs of our members. Check it out!
We will be launching the second phase of our membership program in late 2021. It will feature more opportunities to connect with others who have studied Narrative Coaching and Integrative Development around the world — to continue learning, engage in peer practice, share common interests, and more.
PROGRAMS FOR GRADUATES
Starting in January 2022, we will be offering a five-month Certification program, one in Narrative Coaching and one in Integrative Development through which you can earn the designation Certified Narrative Coach or Certified ID Practitioner. In this program, you will develop the capabilities you need to use NC or ID in your practice.
Master Certification Programs
Starting in January 2022, we will be offering a six-month program through which you can earn the designation of Master Certified Narrative Coach or Master Certified ID Practitioner. In this program, you will deepen your integration of NC or ID in yourself and your practice, demonstrate and share your skills, and use NC or ID to design, deliver and research a project. This Certification will be required for our faculty and lab members starting in 2022.
This program is only open to graduates of our NC Certification or ID Certification Programs. Previous NC graduates are encouraged to take The Gateway Program as there is a lot of new material which we will use in the Master Certification Programs as well.